Walter Mebane

Walter Richard Mebane, Jr. (born November 30, 1958) is a University of Michigan professor of political science and statistics and an expert on detecting electoral fraud. He has authored numerous articles on potentially fraudulent election results, including a series of notes on the results of the Iranian presidential election, 2009.[1] He authored a paper[2] disputing the Organization of American States's claim of fraud in the 2019 Bolivian general election as well.[3] He also drafted a paper regarding the possibility of frauds on both of 2 major parties in the 2020 South Korean general election from a statistical point of view.[4]

Walter R. Mebane
Born (1958-11-30) November 30, 1958 (age 61)
Alma materYale University
Harvard College
Scientific career
FieldsPolitical science
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan


  1. ^ Cantú, Francisco; Saiegh, Sebastián M. (2011). "Fraudulent Democracy? An Analysis of Argentina's "Infamous Decade" Using Supervised Machine Learning". Political Analysis. 19 (4): 409–433. doi:10.1093/pan/mpr033. ISSN 1047-1987. JSTOR 41403728.
  2. ^ Mebane, Walter R. (November 13, 2019). "Evidence Against Fraudulent Votes Being Decisive in the Bolivia 2019 Election∗" (PDF). University of Michigan personal homepage server. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ Swinden, Silvia (15 November 2019). "Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections". Pressenza - International Press Agency. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ Mebane, Walter R. "Frauds in the Korea 2020 Parliamentary Election" (PDF). University of Michigan personal homepage server. Retrieved 29 April 2020.

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